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cave-in

See definition of cave-in on Dictionary.com
  • as incollapse
  • as indamage
  • as indescent

synonyms for cave-in

  • bankruptcy
  • catastrophe
  • crash
  • debacle
  • destruction
  • disintegration
  • disruption
  • failure
  • cataclysm
  • disorganization
  • exhaustion
  • faint
  • flop
  • prostration
  • ruination
  • ruining
  • smash
  • subsidence
  • undoing
  • wreck
  • basket case
  • crack-up
  • smash-up

antonyms for cave-in

MOST RELEVANT
  • miracle
  • success
  • wonder
  • creation
  • good fortune
  • buildup
  • increase
  • rise
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How to use cave-in in a sentence

More soldiers crowded into the cave and Professor-Commander Krafft came in behind them.
SENSE OF OBLIGATIONHENRY MAXWELL DEMPSEY (AKA HARRY HARRISON)
No young Cave Swallows were taken and gonads of adults were in various stages of reproductive activity.
SUMMER BIRDS FROM THE YUCATAN PENINSULAERWIN E. KLAAS
Profiting by this, Benjy quietly moved away round a colossal buttress of the berg, and took refuge in an ice-cave.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
The commander-in-chief still kept him attached to the headquarter staff, and constantly employed him on special service.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
So far Murat had always held subordinate commands; his great ambition was to become the commander-in-chief of an independent army.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Their jurisdictions overlapped and the Gascon would play second fiddle to no one save to his great brother-in-law.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
But the novel disappeared under the clothes with amazing celerity as the voice of her sister-in-law demanded admission.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Her sister-in-law pointed out to her that old Mr. Warrender had been very attentive lately.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He was a new breed, that parson, a genuwine no-two-alike, come-one-in-a-box kind.
ALEC LLOYD, COWPUNCHERELEANOR GATES
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO CAVE-IN

  • bankruptcy
  • basket case
  • cataclysm
  • catastrophe
  • cave-in
  • crack-up
  • crash
  • debacle
  • destruction
  • disintegration
  • disorganization
  • disruption
  • exhaustion
  • failure
  • faint
  • flop
  • prostration
  • ruination
  • ruining
  • smash
  • smash-up
  • subsidence
  • undoing
  • wreck
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.